Capgemini Awarded 2011 SAP® Pinnacle Award for Innovation

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SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to leading SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP) and driving customer success. Winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 18 categories received from partners and SAP employees. Capgemini received the award on May 16 at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla. through May 18. Olivier Sevillia, CEO for Application Services in Continental Europe at Capgemini, accepted the award.

We are delighted to receive this award for innovation, which recognizes our global collaboration with SAP, our expertise and our capabilities to drive innovative solutions successfully into the market,” said Olivier Sevillia.

Capgemini was recognized with the award for actively supporting SAP’s innovation strategy and adopting early key SAP innovation strategies in key areas including:

  • A number of industry-specific developments resulting in strong revenue, including analytical solutions for retail (Sales Velocity) and energy (Smart Analytics) based on SAP BusinessObjects™ Dashboards and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer™ software
  • Product- and solution-driven initiatives aimed at increasing customer adoption of SAP BusinessObjects governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions
  • Active participation in testing and evaluation of future SAP solutions, including SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions, SAP NetWeaver® Identity Management, SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) and SAP NetWeaver Composite Environment
  • Contributions to thought leadership and co-innovation in areas including cloud technology, in-memory computing, mobility and business network transformation
  • Involvement in the SAP Co-Innovation Lab leading to the delivery of time-to-value business solutions at low cost that address customer needs, and the launch of multiple centers of excellence in India for customers in the utilities, retail and consumer products, and manufacturing industries

SAP is more committed than ever to a sound ecosystem strategy, which is key to delivering unmatched value to our customers and enabling SAP to reach its aggressive business goals,” said Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “We understand the power of our partnerships, through which we continue to drive game-changing co-innovation and expand our market reach and customer touch points – leveraging our partners’ local and industry expertise as an extension of our sales and services efforts – to satisfy the needs of customers of all sizes. As a recipient of the 2011 SAP Pinnacle award, we recognize Capgemini’s commitment and efforts in developing and growing its partnership with SAP and driving customer success.”

About Capgemini
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in 40 countries, Capgemini reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 112,000 people worldwide.

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